Some of you may remember that I had a very short-lived stint on Youtube last year. I’ve deleted it all now but somewhere, there was a video of the Rapid Fire Book Tag. I’m kind of sad that it’s no longer available so I thought that I would have another go at it today since I really fancied trying my hand at a tag. The idea is simple: you answer a series of questions as quickly as you can, without thinking too much about it. Let’s dive in!
E-Book or Physical Book?
Physical. I only use my kindle if I’m travelling and don’t have much space in my bag.
Paperback or Hardback?
Paperback. Dust covers drive me crazy when I’m trying to read; I always have to take them off and hope that I can remember where I put them when I finish the book.
Online or In-Store Book Shopping?
Online for ease and the everyday but if I have the time (and money) to browse properly, without being rushed, then in-store. I find it so relaxing that I used to go to Toppings in St Andrews whenever I had had a stressful day.
Trilogies or Series?
Series. I think. I’m not sure that I have a definite opinion on this one.
Heroes or Villains?
Heroes, as long as they’re not too nice. Give me someone complicated, messy and making mistakes please.
A book you want everyone to read?
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine or Carmilla by Sheridan La Fanu.
Recommend an underrated book?
Maria by Mary Wollstonecraft. It’s not quite complete but it is fantastic.
The last book you finished?
The Extinction Trials by S.M Wilson. I’ve also already reviewed it over on Blogger’s Bookshelf, so head over there to read my thoughts on it.
The Last Book You Bought?
I recently bought On Writing by Stephen King, Writing Magic by Gail Carson Levine and Ready Player One.
Weirdest Thing You’ve Used as a Bookmark?
I will happily use anything as a bookmark so I’m not sure what the weirdest is. Well actually, I did once use my iPad as a bookmark when I was in a rush. It didn’t last for particularly long though!
Used Books: Yes or No?
Yes. 1000x yes.
Top Three Favourite Genres?
Gothic. Fantasy. Dystopian.
Borrow or Buy?
Buy. Sorry bank account, but I like to go back to books, to write on books and to hoard books.
Characters or Plot?
Character is super important to me as a reader and writer so it will have to be that!
Long or Short Books?
Long in the holidays but short when I’m busy but want to keep up with some reading.
Long or Short Chapters?
I don’t really have a preference for this.
Name The First Three Books You Think O.f…
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. 1984 by George Orwell. The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli.
Books That Makes You Laugh or Cry?
Cry. Other than The Martian, I’m not really a funny book person.
Our World or Fictional Worlds?
I’m too big a fan of fantasy and sci-fi to say anything other than fictional worlds.
Audiobooks: Yes or No?
I only use audiobooks for the classics I know I wouldn’t usually read. Things like Jane Austen, Anne of Green Gables etc are perfect for putting on while I get on with some housework or organising.
Do You Ever Judge a Book by its Cover?
All the time. There is a reason why I have multiple copies of the same book.
Book to Movie or Book to TV Adaptations?
Movie, I think.
A Movie or TV-Show You Preferred to its Book?
Ummmmm…..Maybe Game of Thrones as I haven’t managed to get past book one but I’m all caught up with the TV show.
Series or Standalones?
Series – I’m a greedy reader. I want more please.
I’m going to tag the Northern Book Bloggers and anybody else who wants to have a go. If you do try your hand at the Rapid Fire Book Tag, let me know so that I can read your responses too!